November Raising and Chasing workshop with Douglas Pryor:
Location: Hessen Iron Works
3230 S Dodge Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85713
This three day workshop is going to be action packed, for the first time at HessenIron we are going to be offering the opportunity to practice Vessel Raising in addition to our mid-high relief chasing. I have organized 2 lessen styles to choose from this time, raising a copper bowl/cup that we intend to chase in a following course in the spring, and low-high relief chasing on copper or mild steel. Students will be practicing one or the other during this 3 day workshop however the benefit is everyone will have access to all the demonstrations so that you may practice in your own time or have a head start for our following course in the Spring of 2018.
This is the first time we have offered both lessons at once in an effort to provide attendees a more well rounded foundation in this style of sheet metal sculpture and material science. Any skill levels can attend with confidence that we have projects with in your skill set and ability. However we will always try to gentle push you to discover some of your new limits with metal sculpture.
All tooling will be provided, from shaping stakes, chisels sets, pitch pots, and all the hammers! Of course if you have some of your own tools that you feel more comfortable with we more than welcome you to bring them.
Please bring your ear protection and eye protection, safety first!
Tuition: $550 per person. A $100 deposit is needed to hold your place in the class, refundable up until a month before the class.
Sign up now at: Hesseniron@gmail.com so we may reserve you a spot.
We look forward to working with you soon!
CLASS IS FULL
The Nechamkin Silver Studios website:
In this 3 day workshop we'll be exploring the plasticity of sheet steel through material appropriation using raising and chasing. This method is designed to keep the relative thickness of the material consistent to the original thickness, allowing the chaser to save material for sculpture and dramatic undercuts without loosing the inheritance strength of the material. There are a few projects for us to pick from, they are intentionally designed by Douglas to guide us through working with steel in this method. All tooling is provided!
A little experience is helpful, this course will be a little difficult for a new comer as we will be doing raising with chasing, and moving between the two when you are new can be a lot for a 3 day course. So I would recommend having some back ground in raising, or chasing. September is still a ways off and if you want to practice either of these skill sets before the class to be prepared please email me at Pryorarmour@gmail.com and we can chat with what practice will be helpful!
FULL (4 spots)- Tuition 450.00
Email to Register: Liza@Nechamkin.com
There's still some planning to do but I'm excited to be a demonstrating guest at the Canadian Blacksmithing event in Vancoover! I'll be updating this event as it gets closer to July!
Canlron's website should be up in a few weeks!
Website to the Tunnel Mill:
In this 3 day workshop we'll be exploring the plasticity of sheet metal (copper and steel) through material appropriation using repousse and chasing. This method is designed to keep the relative thickness of the material consistent to the original thickness, allowing the chaser to save material for sculpture and dramatic undercuts without losing the inherent strength of the material. There are a few projects for us to pick from. I intentionally design the projects to guide us through beginner and advanced chasing styles in sheet metals. All tooling is provided! All experience levels are welcome! All you need to bring is your curious mind!
Mailing Address: 4505 Highway 63 North, Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 289-4189 or (507) 289-5246
Mill Phone (when classes are in progress) (507) 378-4983
Located 15 miles south of Rochester Mn, Tunnel Mill is an historic landmark where many crafts are taught. It's a very cool site, here is some history about the Mill: http://www.tunnelmillcrafts.com/millhistory.htm
Email Hesseniron@gmail.com for reservations!
This three day workshop is coming upon us quick so grab your spot while you can!
We'll be working on chasing and repousse and how to apply it to low and high relief works. It is a perfect complementary course if you've taken one of our classes before! But no experience is necessarily required. All of our projects for 2017 are new and challenging!
If you are planning on taking our more advanced courses at Hessen Iron Works then this class is a good idea as it will be complementary to our following advanced courses.
We'll be working with copper and steel, for educational purposes we'll have thicker metals on hand but the projects will be out of 18ga metals which will save us time and force the point of control over power.
Our primary projects will consist of traditional floral scrolling. Many of the patterns are inspired off of various architecture, vessel work, and sculptures from my recent trip through Europe. I'm very excited to share these with you!
All tooling is provided! Our Host forges all the tools himself off of one of my master sets. but he's really out done himself and has created a new line of pitch pots just for us! Tools available for purchase after the course.
Tool sets consist of:
-6inch Hessen pivet pitch pot.
-2 hammer sizes, a 5 ounce chasing hammer and a 12 ounce.
-15 piece chasing chisel set forged of 4140
I've taught at Hessen Iron Works twice now and it's always a blast! The facilities are wonderful and the people are even better!
Email our host Steve to register at: Hesseniron@gmail.com
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